Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Jay Ruby collection

Collection ID:
Ruby, Jay
Physical Description:
Film reels
color sound
16mm; 35mm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Edited film prints, most of which were found in the Jay Ruby Papers at the National Anthropological Archives.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Jay Ruby in 1993 (accession 1993-009) and 1998 (accession 1998-009). A group of edited film prints was later donated to the National Anthropological Archives with the Jay Ruby Papers (NAA accession 2010-10) and then transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives in 2010 (HSFA accession 2010-003).

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation
Jay Ruby collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Jay Ruby Papers (NAA accession 2010-10).

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Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746